Issues | A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines

Issues | A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines


by Vince Aletti

Acclaimed photography critic Vince Aletti has selected 100 significant magazine issues from his expansive personal archive, revealing images by photographers rarely seen outside their original context. With his characteristic élan and featuring stunning images, Aletti has created a fresh, idiosyncratic, and previously unexplored angle on the history of photography.

Issues, a luxury, oversized object, richly illustrated with brilliant reproductions, and enclosed in an elegant archival-style magazine-file box, is an essential addition to every book collection on photography, fashion, and graphic design.

It's the first survey to explore the history of photography through the lens of fashion magazines, spanning the years 1925 to 2018. Magazines featured include American, British, and French VogueHarper's BazaarWDetailsPurple FashionThe FaceDutch, and many more.

The book includes images rarely, if ever, republished by fashion and art photographers, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Collier Schorr, Inez and Vinoodh, Juergen Teller, Bill Cunningham, and Cindy Sherman.

Paperback: 468 pages

  • Publisher: Phaidon Press (May 8, 2019)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 071487678X

  • ISBN-13: 978-0714876788

  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 1.6 x 13 inches

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